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The Foodie - James Steen



Publisher: Icon Books Ltd


The Foodie

The Foodie: Curiosities, Stories and Expert Tips from the Culinary World
A feast of hundreds of food facts, mouth-watering myths and culinary curiosities to satisfy all appetites.

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Join award-winning writer James Steen for a feast of facts, stories, recipes and tips about food and drink. Delving into forgotten corners of gastronomic history, Steen reveals what Parmesan has to do with broken bones, why John Wayne kept a cow in a hotel and how our attitudes to food have changed over the centuries. Laying bare the secrets of the kitchen, he concocts the ultimate hangover cure and explains how to cook perfect rib of beef with the oven off. With much-loved cooks including Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood sharing their passion and know-how, this mouth-watering miscellany will sate the appetite of every kitchen dweller, from the masterful expert to the earnest apprentice.

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Number of Pages 240


'A very funny, richly rewarding, happy celebration of food!' -- Raymond Blanc OBE 'James Steen has made a comedy of gastronomy - I love this book!' -- Marco Pierre White 'Deliciously entertaining ... highly recommended.' Piers Morgan 'A lovely, little, bonkers book. Every loo deserves one.' -- William Sitwell Editor, Waitrose Kitchen 'The most amusing book about food I've ever read.' -- Adam Byatt chef-patron, Trinity 'I LOVE it! It is like tucking into a delicious dish' Ken Hom 'If you are keen to rediscover the fun and sheer Bacchanalian pleasure of food in a slightly bonkers format you will thoroughly enjoy this.' Spear's 'A delightful treasure trove of food facts, anecdotes and recipes to dip in and out. From medieval customs to food for astronauts, this lively little compendium never fails to entertain. Perfect for foodies ...' 'Witty and such fun' -- Bee Wilson 'The cookbook-buying trend can become wearing ... This little book is a delightful antidote.' The Field 'Written in a rare style of wit, comedy and fact, James Steen has now given us the perfect book.' Gazette and Herald